Frequently Asked Questions
Below you'll find answers to many of the common questions that we get asked. If you have a question that isn't listed here or want to know more about anything at all, please do Contact Us.
How many lessons will I need?
Everyone is different and so we tailor our approach to maximise the value for money for each person based on their specific needs, learning pace and style. The national average is 45 hours of lessons plus over 20 hours of private practice, although at Drive Fareham our average is far less hours that this. See here for more info.
Are you a Qualified Instructor?
Yes, your instructor is a fully qualified DVSA accredited Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). Find out more about us here.
What Car will I drive?
Our current car is a Suzuki Swift SZ3 that we have owned from new. It comes equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as dual-controls, extra mirrors, rear-parking sensors to act as aids to both us as your instructor and you as a driver. You can see read more about the car here.
How Much are lessons?
We keep our pricing very simple and competitive. We don't do discount rates to tempt you in and hike the price later. Once you start learning with us, we won't increase the price at any stage through your tuition. Full information on our pricing can be found here.
Can I buy Lessons in Bulk?
Yes, we do discounts for buying lessons in bulk. Full information can be found on our Pricing page.
How Do I Contact You?
You can reach us by phone, SMS text message, email, or Facebook message. See all of our details on our Contact Us page.
Do You Teach Experienced Drivers?
Yes, we offer a range of services for experienced drivers covering assessments on more mature drivers with recommendations on how to stay safe on the road, to refresher sessions with drivers who haven't driven in a while to help them stay safe and build their confidence. More information is available on our Experienced & Mature Drivers page.
Can I used My own car?
Yes, we instruct pupils using your own car, subject to you showing that you are licenced to drive it and it is insured for your use.
Do you do motorway lessons?
Yes, we can take any qualified driver out on a motorway lessons to help build their confidence, stay safe and understand how to apply the skills of slower speed roads to the faster and busier motorways. We do such lessons for both people who have just passed their driving test as well as older drivers who perhaps just need a little help before a long journey. More information is available here. We also include motorway driving as part of our learner syllabus when the pupil has the appropriate skills and is ready.
Where Are You Based?
We are based near central Fareham, giving us easy access to all major routes around the area.
What areas do you cover?
All around Fareham, north around Wickham to south in Gosport to west in Warsash to east in Porchester and everywhere in between. More information on the areas we cover can be found here.
I have failed my driving test. Can you help me?
Yes! If you have been struggling to pass your test with your current instructor, changing to us could well help. A fresh perspective, combined with our approach of adapting our teaching style to whatever works best for you, frequently yields results. Read more about how we do things here.
Do you do Gift Vouchers for Birthdays and Christmas?
Yes, we can provide customised gift vouchers for any celebration for you to give as a present. The gift of driving lessons and ultimately passing the driving test can be a wonderful present allowing people to be far more mobile and independent.
Please Contact Us with any other questions and we'll be happy to help.